David Quint, B.A. - Yale University; Ph.D - Yale University

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Sterling Prof English; Professor Comparative Literature
63 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6642

David Quint’s fields of study include classical and Renaissance heroic poetry and their influence on the epics of Milton and Spenser, Renaissance Drama, and the literature and legacy of humanism. He teaches courses that look at the relationship of the literature and art of the Renaissance to its intellectual, social, and political contexts. He is particularly interested in the larger cultural meanings vested in literary and generic forms. Quint is the author of Origin and Originality in Renaissance Literature (1983); Epic and Empire (1993); Montaigne and the Quality of Mercy (1998);  Cervantes’s Novel of Modern Times (2003). He has translated The Stanze of Poliziano (1978) and Ariosto’s Cinque Canti (1996); and Inside Paradise Lost (2014). He has published essays on Virgil, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Bruni, Castiglione, Flaubert, and Cervantes. He is the co-editor of Renaissance Theory/ Renaissance Texts (1986).

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